Spirit guide is a term used by the Western tradition of Spiritualist Churches, mediums and psychics to describe an entity that remains a disincarnate spirit in order to act as a spiritual counsellor or protector to a living incarnated human being.
Traditionally within the spiritualist churches, spirit guides were often stereotyped ethically with Native Americans, Chinese or Egyptians being popular for their perceived ancient wisdom, saints or enlightened individuals but the term can also refer to animals or totems, controls, angels or nature spirits.
What Is A Spirit Guide?
The Gnostic religious view of a spirit guide is that on the other side, you and your guide planned your life on earth before you incarnated. You would live the life and your spirit guide would help you along the way. Thus, if this is the case, everyone has a spirit guide because everyone planned their life prior to being born. Therefore, the spirit guide couldn’t be a living relative or an animal. Furthermore, a guide is said to have lived at least one earthly life before becoming a spirit guide so that they can understand the struggles of human life.